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UNHCR

Vicky Munguriek, 35, from Uganda Job title: Driver in northern Uganda Years at UNHCR: Joined in December, 2016 Why did you become an aid worker? I saw an advertisement in a newspaper for a driver with UNHCR.

 

UN News Centre

In September, the Malala Fund started the Gulmakai Network to support the work of education champions in developing countries and speed up progress towards girls' secondary education around the world.

 

UN Women

Shamima Ali is a feminist activist from Fiji. She is the chairperson and one of the founding members of the Pacific Women's Network Against Violence Against Women. She has been a Coordinator at the Fiji Women's Crisis Centre for the past 31 years.

 

ReliefWeb

Handicap International today published its new report 'Everywhere the bombing followed us'. Based on a survey of 205 Syrian refugees in Lebanon and in-depth interviews of 14 Syrian women refugees, the report reveals the multiple forced displacements caused by bombings. The report highlights the specific impact of destruction caused by these bombings on women.

ReliefWeb

Central African Republic: Sexual Violence as Weapon of War Widespread Rape, Sexual Slavery by Armed Groups (New York) - Armed groups in the Central African Republic have used rape and sexual slavery as a tactic of war across the country during nearly five years of conflict, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

UN News Centre

A three-day event on how to, among other things, improve women's involvement in the aerospace sector as well as in the fields of science, technology and mathematics, kicked off today under the leadership of two United Nations offices.

ReliefWeb

Myanmar Rohingya abuses may be crimes against humanity, UN rights experts warn CEDAW and CRC have called on the Myanmar authorities to immediately stop violence in Rakhine, and to promptly and effectively investigate and vigorously prosecute cases of violence against women and children.

UNFPA

Jamela Sani stood before a group of girls and new mothers, explaining that violence against women is an abuse - and that help is available. They were gathered in a tent in Pawak, a village about five kilometres from the city of Marawi, in the Philippines, where fighting continues to rage between government forces and the Maute and Abu Sayyaf armed groups.

UN News Centre

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today appointed Natalia Kanem of Panama to head the UN's women's health agency.

UN Women

Opening Remarks by UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, at the plenary session of the Five Days of Violence Prevention Conference at Johannesburg, South Africa

 

UN Women

To share experiences and best practices towards building peaceful communities in South and Southeast Asia, women activists, civil society representatives, experts and governments came together in Bangkok, Thailand, from 25-29 September in a forum hosted by UN Women and the Counter-Terrorism

 

UN Women

In South-West Colombia, where the civil war has left a lasting impact, the Nueva Vida (New Life) project, supported by UN Women and funded by the Embassy of Norway in Colombia, aims to boost women's income and participation in the fishing sector.

 

UN News Centre

More than 90 United Nations Member States have signed or intend to sign the voluntary compact on preventing and addressing sexual exploitation and abuse, answering the call of Secretary-General António Guterres to address the scourge.

 

UNFPA

A scurry of activity greeted visitors at one of Antigua's two largest temporary shelters, National Technical Training Centre, which houses around 70 Barbudans displaced by Hurricane Irma. Shelter manager Samantha Burnette appeared with her phone in hand and a large, welcoming smile.

 

UN Women

Agustela Nini-Pavli is a Project Analyst at the UN Women office in Albania, focusing on efforts to end violence against women and girls as part of the regional 'Implementing Norms, Changing Minds' programme. She is a human rights lawyer with extensive experience in the integration of human rights,

UN Women

UN Women Georgia's new social campaign focuses on promoting gender equality and empowering women through sport "Georgian language has no gender prejudice, get it out of your head!" is the key message of UN Women Georgia's new social campaign focused on promoting gender equality and empowering women through sport.

UN Women

    Swedish journalists share their experience in promoting gender equality in communications and journalism with local media, students and press officers in Moldova. During a wide-ranging three-day visit to Moldova's capital, Chisinau, Swedish journalists discussed with over 150 local journalists, students and government communications officers how to apply Sweden's experience in promoting gender equality in journalism, communications and photography.

    UN Women

    "Our rights were violated. We could not set our goals, make decisions, fight for us and others," said Edith Vera*, a woman who spent over 20 years in residential institutions in Serbia. A recent study has uncovered that women, like Edith, with mental disabilities who are being held in Serbia's institutions, often suffer multiple forms of violence.

    UN News Centre

    Warning that the horrific accounts of rape and sexual assault against Rohingya women and girls fleeing unrest in Myanmar could be "just the tip of the iceberg," the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) underscored the need to ensure that such violence is prevented and called for additional resources so that it can reach all those in need of assistance.

    UN Women

    Keynote speech by United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at 2017 APEC Public - Private Dialogue on Women and the Economy, Women Entrepreneurs Forum: She Means Business

    UNFPA

    "My husband and I agreed to use family planning and not have more kids, but he was pressured by our family and I got pregnant again," said Ahlam, a mother of two in Yemen, earlier this year.

    WHO

    Worldwide, 25 million unsafe abortions (45% of all abortions) occurred every year between 2010 and 2014, according to a new study by WHO and the Guttmacher Institute published today in The Lancet. The majority of unsafe abortions, or 97%, occurred in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

    UN Women

    UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri starts today a visit to Viet Nam to participate in the "Women Entrepreneurs Forum: She Means Business", which is part of the 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Public-Private Dialogue on Women and the Economy, in Hue.

    UN Women

    We welcome King Salman's decree allowing women to drive, and trust that this now starts the journey to substantive equality for women and girls in Saudi Arabia, with more access to public spaces and life, increased participation in the job market and a life free of violence in all spheres.

    UN News Centre

    Drawing on good practice from around the world, the top United Nation human rights official today launched an unprecedented set of global standards to support the business community in tackling discrimination against lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex people (LGBTI).

    UN News Centre

    United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the decision by Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive cars in the country.

    UN Women

    In rural Serbia, where the political and economic landscape is primarily dominated by men and few women participate in decision-making, local Women Councilors Networks set up with support from UN Women are challenging the status quo.

    ReliefWeb

    When Shakila* arrived at a UNFPA Women Friendly Space she was tired and traumatized. Having fled the violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State, the 36-year-old Rohingya refugee needed urgent medical services for the sexual violence she had suffered.

    UN News Centre

    Large-scale displacement and a health system in tatters as a result of persistent violence by the Boko Haram terrorist group have left many - most worryingly, pregnant women and their unborn babies - vulnerable to cholera in the wake of an outbreak in August, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has warned

    UN Women

    For the past 35 years, Shobhna Verma has made her living selling produce at Suva Market in Fiji's capital. Today, Shobhna is the Legal Advisor with the Suva United Market Vendors Association in Fiji and has attended a series of trainings starting in 2005, on financial literacy, organizing,

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